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Copyright: Jeff Otterstad (mojobrewing) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 15] (203)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-31
Categories: Birds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hummingbirds - Colibris - Oiseaux-mouches [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-01 19:31
Viewed: 3457
Points: 18
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Took this picture in my parents side yard with the camera on a tripod the lense on Macro at about 250mm with a flash. It was about 4pm and a nice day. The nearest items in the background were about 150 yards away and they were evergreen trees.. I was shocked the way these photo's came out

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Welcome to TN! This is a great way to start of your TN experience. I keep repeating myself but this is an awesome community. It has some great photographers sharing their pictures and knowledge here with us so there is always lots of room for learning new tricks. Be careful though, it gets addictive! This is a superb first post. I'll be looking for more of your work.

Best Regards,


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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-07-01 20:06]

Hi Jeff , welcome to Trek Nature , a great piece of action photography to start with too , awesome detail , great stop action , nice share. sure would like to see the exif data for such a shot , the background / foreground lighting worked out great , good balance between shutter speed and aperture to achieve this effect , nice work , thanks for sharing it


Great first post. I usually don't like to chop off the bird's wings or tail. But for some reasons, this one really worked. I love it. Great POV. The only thing that I would do to make this photo better is NOTHING! It's brilliant captured!

Binh Nguyen

Excellent first post!!!


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-07-01 20:59]

Awesome shot Jeff,
Looks like your getting started on the right track here at TN.
Excellent sharpness and detail with wonderful colours. Love the tiny yellow speckles on the throat area. Very good job of stopping the wings in motion for a really nice effect.
Well done!!

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-07-02 3:22]

Hello Jeff,

Nice capture of this Hummingbird. POV and diagonal compo looks good.

Well, I shall keep it simple..."perfect".... regards h

Using your flash really set your little bird off nicely against the black background and gave you a nice catch light in the eye too.
Great first posting. Welcome to TN.

Evelynn : )

WOnderful shot! I love photographing hummingbirds. They are difficult but worth it.
I love the way you have an angle here. Makes for a great composition. Fabulous close-up. Superb details!

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